08 October 2010

Back where I started

7 Small Shawls: T - 83 days and counting down.

Today, for absolutely no reason, mind you, except for blind optimism and determination, I am feeling great about my ability to get all of my work finished when it needs to be done. Nothing changed between my hyperventilation episode of last night and this moment, but there you go. I think this is the same reason I have two kids instead of one. ;)

So today I am back up to, and beyond, the point at which I ripped so much back. It's so nice to be pulling yarn from the center of the ball again! Here it is, and it looks very similar.
I loved the overall idea, but thought the diamonds between spines were just too much. As you can (probably) see, the spines grow into diamonds, but in between is an uninterrupted field of garter stitch.
Also, I don't have yarnovers along the outside of the diamonds.
Much better. More elegant and simple. Yes. I like it! :)

And I think it's about time this shawl had a name, don't you? I admit to having had a name in mind all along for this one. Can you guess it? Leave your guess in a comment by Tuesday, October 12 - 12 midnight PST, and I'll randomly pick one of you to receive a shawl pin from Designs by Romi! How does this one look?
Go! Comment! :) And have a great weekend!

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89 Comments:

Blogger Alexander the Great said...

I'm going to say Electra, because her name means amber, similar to the beads and the yarn! =) Although, she is the "lost" sister, so I don't know if that bodes well for the shawl! =D

6:24 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I'm liking Isosceles for the name... very geometrical. It's looking really good!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Casi said...

It reminds me of Sunshine, so... Sunshine?

6:26 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I'll go with Alcyone. Pretty!

6:31 PM  
Blogger RoxanneZYG said...

I am going with "forever" for the shawl pin - it's gorgeous! Glad you're liking the shawl design better too...it's turning out so nice!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Page said...

Electra. Looking beautiful and great tip about ripping with beads.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Just Like Buttah!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Stirling said...

Electra! This shawl meets the wikipedia description of that sister. I love it!

6:50 PM  
OpenID twicek said...

Sterope or Asterope would suit this one well!! It means "sun-face" (yellow yarn), "twinkling" (beads), and "stubborn" (your optimism about the pattern - and how quickly you bounced back after having ripped out so much work!).

Looks gorgeous so far - looking forward to seeing the finished product!

6:57 PM  
OpenID thepaintedsheep said...

I'm going with Electra.

Its a gorgeous design - can't wait to see more of it.

7:00 PM  
Blogger CraftNinja said...

Electra does seem like a likely candidate, but I'm going with Alcyone, the brightest in the group.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'm going with Electra, and hoping for a ewe pin to go with my ram!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous tara said...

Electra!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Dennine said...

Well it has to be one of the Pleiades, so I'm going to go with Taygete.
She was also the Cyrenian Doe with the Golden Horns (which was one of my favourite of the Labours of Hercules in Agatha Christie's take on the tasks).
The glittering and twinkling that the branches of beads create make me think of that story.
Going to be lovely any which way!

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it will be called Alcyone : D

- Denise (dlotter on ravelry/twitter)

9:12 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Just to be different - Taygeta, because the colors remind me of Tagetes, genus of the marigolds.

9:18 PM  
Blogger CaJoBo said...

I like Electra too - she's beautiful!

9:18 PM  
Blogger mokkakissa said...

Hmmm? I do not know the stories so well and all the names suggested seem so BLUE except this Taygeta... It is the only one that could be golden.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

As it has to be one of the Pleiades, I'm going with Sterope as it fits it så well - both the lightning, twinkling, sunface, but also the stubborn-face. All the diamonds, the colour and all the ripping back....
Yes, Sterope (or Asterope) it shall be

12:56 AM  
Anonymous plumbum said...

Taygete - "the doe with the golden horns..." but only because I am still holding out to use Elektra for that stunning pink yarn!

2:13 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

It has to be Electra. I was thinking it looks so happy so energetic.
rbndbld@yahoo.com

3:23 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Alcyone is the brightest star of the group so that would be my choice.

4:29 AM  
Blogger Laura A said...

I'm thinking Alcyone...

5:22 AM  
Anonymous janine said...

I like Sterope which means bright-faced.

5:34 AM  
Anonymous sk said...

Electra, of course!

5:48 AM  
Blogger Camilla said...

I'm guessing Electra - gorgeous amber colours!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Alcyone - the brightest star

6:53 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

Electra! Definitely!

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Tina Van Hoecke said...

I say Elcetra fits my vision of this shawl.

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

The amber tells me she's Electra...

7:31 AM  
Blogger Melissa B said...

Hmm, I'm thinking Sterope.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Pam T. said...

Electra or else!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Hmmm...I'm thinking Electra, too. Love the pin.

8:00 AM  
Blogger norabrown said...

Electra

8:31 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Electra, just because

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

Lynn

8:42 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Alcyone, without a doubt!

8:54 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Wish I could read minds....I'm going to repeat many other with Electra. Absolutely love the color/bead combo!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Lani said...

Taygeta because it's golden

10:35 AM  
Blogger Marla said...

Asterope or Sterope or Asterie-"of the starry sky" or "of the sun"

10:49 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I think Alcyone should be the name. It is the brightest star in the Pleiades cluster. It's radius is 10 times that of our sun and has 2400 times the luminosity. All the gold yarn and amber beads - this shawl is pretty bright!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Tsuki said...

I'm guessing Electra as well. Looking fabulous as always!

11:40 AM  
Blogger RoxanneZYG said...

Sometimes I really really really need to slow down and read before I comment...LOL! I thought you wanted a name for the shawl pin...*headdesk* so I'll re-enter and say "Taygete" as the shawl name. I promise to pay more attention Romi...LOL! :)

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Ronna said...

Yep, Electra is good. Can't wait.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Diem said...

Taygeta :)

12:38 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I think that Electra suits this beauty. Can't wait for the pattern to be published!

12:45 PM  
Blogger audrey said...

Electra gets my vote too, for the amber

2:19 PM  
Blogger Ulrika said...

I'm torn between Electra (amber) and Taygete (golden horn) - but I'm voting for Electra!

Love the pin - even if I don't win :)

2:41 PM  
Blogger kaykatrn said...

i am thinking Midas, but if you are sticking with the Pleiades, I like Taygete, who was turned into a doe, of which your color reminds me.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Gwynne said...

I gotta go with "Elektra". There is no other name that would symbolize the design and color you have chosen.

Cheers, Gwynne

2:54 PM  
Blogger Zphotogal said...

Oh this is hard. Everyone's guess makes sense. I will go with Sterope or Asterope for the reasons already state.

Evelyn

3:18 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Electra seems like a a good guess. Whatever the name, the shawl is intriguing.

3:33 PM  
Blogger krayolakris said...

I like Solaris...and all of the other guesses as well!

3:46 PM  
Blogger MelThomas said...

I vote for Elektra. Looking forward to seeing it!

4:21 PM  
Blogger QBabe said...

I like Alycone - as the brightest star, it's fitting.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

I like Taygete. Since she was the doe with the golden horns, the color and the diamonds seem to go with this to me. I've been following the shawls on Ravelry, but this is my first comment on your blog! I love the shawls.

5:34 PM  
OpenID Liz md P-H said...

I'm going to guess Taygete as well

6:29 PM  
Blogger Anner said...

I'm torn . . . either Taygete or Electra, but since Electra means "amber", that's my choice!

7:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

My guess is Asterope, because of the sunny, daisy-like colour Sorry for the frogging, but I really enjoyed learning the tip from the last post on ripping back with beads!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

I also think that Electra would suit this shawl perfectly.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Well, after once again reviewing my mythology (a subject I just totally missed in school!!!) I will have to go with ELECTRA / ELECKRA with the "sunny, amber, and bight" qualities.

Thanks Romi. It is fun watching the shawl designs evolve!! Robin

2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Asterope

Jennifer (jwallace on ravelry)

5:50 AM  
Blogger womynrev said...

Taygete -- for reasons already stated (golden horns, etc.), but also because of the connection with Artemis -- to me the diamonds resemble arrows, and the gold colorway is strong and fierce.

(spiralwomyn on ravelry)

6:58 AM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Electra - of course what better shade to personify her.
Lovely shawl pin.

7:58 AM  
Blogger JelliDonut said...

Taygeta. Oh how I wish I'd saved the yarn I used for Celaeno!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

My guess is Electra as well. Looking forward to seeing the completed shawl!

8:33 AM  
Blogger greendaygal said...

Alcyone, because it will bring sunshine during winter :) and peace at xmas time

Wiki - "Ovid and Hyginus both also make the metamorphosis the origin of the etymology for "halcyon days", the seven days in winter when storms never occur. They state that these were originally the seven days each year (either side of the shortest day of the year) during which Alcyone (as a kingfisher) laid her eggs and made her nest on the beach and during which her father Aeolus, god of the winds, restrained the winds and calmed the waves so she could do so in safety. The phrase has since become a term used to describe a peaceful time generally."

8:46 AM  
Blogger Anni said...

Looks beautiful. My guess is 'Diamonds Are Forever'. Can't wait to see the finished shawl.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Amber, shining and bright - Electra is my guess.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Deborah D. said...

I am going with Electra, because of the brightness of yarn color and those gorgeous amber beads!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Also going with Electra as it seems to make the most sense to me.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Electra!

8:17 PM  
Blogger JackieLemon said...

I'm thinking Electra, also.

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Elektra due to the color choice of your yarn and beads. It almost glows like a light.

Michelle Higgs

7:03 AM  
Blogger Lynne4444 said...

Alcyone

8:24 AM  
Blogger Eva said...

I choose Electra, the hottest burning star at approx 14,000 Kelvin and has a luminosity of 1225 Suns. Obviously, a bright and shiny beauty with sparkly beads is just the right thing to honor her.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

I haven't a clue really...but everyone seems to like Electra....I'm going with A Flying V. I love to see the geese fly in a V and that's what I see...A Flying V!

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Definitely Electra - the name means "amber", "shining", or "bright." That definitely matches the pretty golden yarn and beads!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Electra sounds like a winner to me, too!

Wendy (Wendeluu on Ravelry)

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Megan said...

I'm thinking Electra - amber color, with beads that are shining and bright. It's beautiful!

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Electra is the perfect name. What a beautiful design!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Iciclechic said...

Electra of course! Stunning Romi!!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Kcoquete said...

Definitely Electra.

8:14 PM  
OpenID justthreadtwiddling said...

I think it must be Taygeta, just 'cause I like it!
The shawl pin is lovely!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Frida said...

I'm guessing Taygete, because I think the yarn evokes a feeling of doe fur.

4:49 AM  
Blogger Carol in NJ said...

Every time I look at the photos I think butterscotch! :o)

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Joyce said...

I vote for Electra - because of the color of the shawl and the bright beads.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous LunaG said...

Well I had to open another window to bone-up on my mythology! There were at least 3 that are listed at lost sisters, but I don't know how that has bearing on your lovely shawl patterns. I think others are right - she's going to become Electra.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Tish said...

I know I am late here... but I always thought this one would be Electra. It is simply electric how it shines... all golden. ^_^

12:44 PM  

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